1:1 Studio workshop


Join me in my Perth studio to learn a full day of newborn photography.
Work with a newborn model as we cover everything you need to know about setting up your own studio and running an efficient newborn photo session.
Once our model leaves, it is time to look into post processing and some marketing strategies to find clients, and keep them.
No matter the level, I will cater the workshop to suit your needs.

  • Newborn Safety
  • Beanbag flow posing
  • Lighting angles
  • The shot list
  • Posing in props
  • Wrapping techniques
  • Post processing
  • Marketing
  • Composites
  • Styling a session


6 month Online 1:1 Mentoring

If you want to take your business to the next level and learn the strategies to a successful newborn photography business. We will connect via Zoom every fortnight and cover everything I have ever learnt in regards to newborn photography. From lighting techniques, newborn safety, posing family members, wrapping techniques, posing in props, flow posing on the beanbag, business strategy, marketing, finding clients and keeping them, portfolio building, lightroom and photoshop techniques; and so much more.

  • Wrapping techniques
  • Pricing sheet planning
  • Screen-to-screen editing
  • Earn what you are worth
  • Finding clients and keeping them
  • Instructional PDFs to print and work with
  • Find your style
  • Lighting techniques
  • Newborn safety
  • Marketing
  • Advanced business tools
  • My set of Lightroom presets


1:1 Mini Mentoring


If you want help on a few small aspects of your business. These pay as you go sessions are for you. Join me for a one-on-one mini-mentoring session. Where we will share our screens via Zoom. These sessions are fully customisable depending on what you need help with.

Purchase just one hour for $320, or as many as you feel you need.

  • Price Setting
  • Image critiques
  • Lighting angles
  • Post processing
  • The Shot list
  • Marketing


Mel’s mentoring has certainly transformed my business. I have the confidence to pose newborns and able to edit with consistant results every shoot. She was happy to teach at a pace that suited me as I had a lot of questions. She welcomed my questions, and addressed them in detail. I’m ready to now take on more clients without stressing if I am good enough. And most importantly, charging what I am worth.

Kristie Gleghorn
Newborn Photographer

Wow, Mel really knows how to kick my butt!! I just recently completed the 6 month mentor program and I am making three times as much as I did before. I had a tendency to get lazy and sit back and wait for clients to come to me. The beauty about checking-in with Mel every fortnight is that I was held accountable for my results. She was so thorough as we put together a course to suit me and my business.

Jo Slater
Portrait Photographer


Now is the time to make that change you have been too scared to make. Let’s discuss where you have come from; Where you are now in relation to your goals and how we can work together as a team to get you there.

What is holding you back, and how we can overcome these obstacles. We will customise you course plan in the first consultation, so that you can make an assessment then and there if this is the mentor plan for you to build the portrait business of your dreams.

To see the different courses available, I encourage you to click the button below to find out more.